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NFL Pick – Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles

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Our Dallas vs Philadelphia pick for Sunday Night Football has the Eagles at 10.0 (-108). The best line on the Cowboys is +10.5 (-104). To say that the NFC East is a mess would be an understatement. Philadelphia leads the division with a 2-4-1 mark. Dallas is in third with a 2-5 record. Needless to say, this is a big game for both teams as each try to right themselves.

The Cowboys have lost two games in a row and four of their last five. There last two losses were 38-10 to Arizona and 25-3 to Washington. Over their last five games, Philadelphia is 2-3. Before beating the New York Giants last week 22-21, the Eagles lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 38-29 and Baltimore Ravens 30-28.

This Dallas vs. Philadelphia Sunday Night Football game will be played on November 1. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 pm ET. The contest will be hosted by the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA.

Dallas vs Philadelphia Pick – Offenses

Dallas vs Philadelphia Pick - QB DeNucciThe bad news for the Cowboys is backup quarterback Andy Dalton is out. Ben DeNucci, who’s had precious little experience, gets the call. We expect RB Ezekiel Elliot to get a lot of carries. Thus far, Elliot has gained 458 yards, averaging 4.1 YPA. He’s scored five rushing TDs, but has fumbles four times, losing three. DeNucci has some fine targets to throw to, including wideouts Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb. Although Dallas is averaging 25.1 PPG, in their last two games, they’ve averaged 6.5.

QB Carson Wentz leads an offense that is averaging 23.3 PPG. As far as scoring is concerned, the Eagles have been consistently scoring 20 or more points in their last five games. Although Wentz has thrown 10 TD passes, he’s also tossed 10 INTs and been sacked 28 times. Wide receivers Travis Fulgham and Greg Ward each have three TD catches. Miles Sanders leads the rushing game. Sanders, who’s averaging 6.1 YPA, has three scores. Wentz has rushed for five TDs.

Cowboys vs Eagles Spread Pick – Defenses

Our Dallas vs Philadelphia pick observes that the Cowboys have to see much better play from their defense. Dallas is allowing opponents 34.7 PPG. The Cowboys are giving up 416.7 YPG with a whopping 178.3 on the ground. DE Aldon Smith, who has four sacks, three TFL, and two PD, needs to have a big game. Worrisome for this team is the fact that they have just one pick and 18 PD.

On defense, the Eagles are giving up 28.0 PPG. Total yards allowed come to 374.3 per game. That includes 243.9 in the air and 130.0 on the ground. The D has recorded 24 sacks, eight forced fumbles with six recovered, and 52 TFL. DE Derek Barnett comes into this game with 3.5 sacks and 4.5 TFL. Safety Rodney McCleod has snared one pick and defended five passes. He could be a force today.

Dallas vs Philadelphia Pick – Final Word

Our Dallas vs Philadelphia pick comes down to a few things. The first is the lack of defense on the part of the Cowboys. Second is the fact that QBs Dak Prescott and Dalton are both out. Finally, as of late, the Eagles have been playing well. We’re going with Philadelphia at -10.0. For more great betting information, see our Lions and Colts totals pick.

Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles Summary

Philadelphia Eagles at -10.0 (-108)

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Paul has been writing about sports betting and sports for more than a decade, offering picks on the NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA, as well as on college sports and European football. He's written thousands of season and post-season previews, innumerable articles on sports betting strategies, and various books on sports and sports betting.

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